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Emergency aid to India when the Coronavirus infection spreads

In the past 24 hours, about 350,000 new cases were registered and 3,400 people died, according to information from the country’s Ministry of Health. However, the black number is believed to be large, and health experts warn that the numbers could be much higher, Agence France-Presse writes.

Assumptions about significantly higher death rates are based, among other things, on testimonies of mass funerals, crematorial queues and cities that no longer have graves of the dead, according to a BBC report.

Coordinated broadcast

An acute shortage of oxygen equipment remains evident in many hospitals, despite international promises and relief efforts.

Sweden received a request on April 24th through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (ERCC) for support with ventilators and medicines.

Many countries are trying to coordinate shipments to maximize the efficiency of relief shipments.

The UK promised, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a total of 1,200 fans, plus additional oxygen equipment.

The second wave

In recent weeks, India has been hit by a second powerful wave of Coronavirus: since the end of March, eight million new cases have been recorded. Hospitals have sounded the alarm about the lack of space and in many places there is a complete shortage of oxygen and respirators.

The number of new cases on a daily basis has slowed somewhat in recent days, from a peak of 402,000 on Friday. However, it is too early to determine if there is a true reduction in infection or if it is due to different test amplitudes.

Grim Berglund / TT

Tina Magniergaard Beers / TT